Ford’s compact and stylish all-new Tourneo Courier people-mover made its global debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show yesterday as the company continues to accelerate its product-led transformation in Europe.
Offering class-leading space, practicality, fuel economy and safety features, the all-new Tourneo Courier completes the new full lineup of four Tourneo people-movers that are displayed together in Geneva for the first time, and will be introduced to the European market by mid-2014.
Sitting alongside the ‘MAX’ range of multi-activity vehicles in Ford’s passenger car portfolio, the new generation Tourneo models are versatile people-movers with from five to nine seats.
Designed for families and users with active lifestyles, the Tourneo lineup features smart, spacious interiors that provide outstanding flexibility and comfort; efficient powertrains that target best-in-class fuel efficiency; and the latest Ford car technologie, including voice-activated, in-car connectivity system Ford SYNC.
Following the debut of the new Tourneo brand at Geneva, Ford will launch ‘Operation Tourneo’, a programme that will give passionate teams across Europe the chance of using a Tourneo as a support vehicle for their next mission.
The five-seat Tourneo Courier is the most compact member of the exciting new Tourneo family, and expands Ford’s people-mover range into the small-car segment.
Based on small car platform
The all-new Tourneo Courier is based on Ford’s latest global small-car platform, shared with models including the Fiesta and B-MAX. With an overall length of 4.16 metres, the new model offers ample space for five people and their luggage, with the agile handling and manoeuvrability of a compact car.
A four-seat configuration is offered for the Turkish market.
With its strong rising shoulder line, slim headlamps and high-mounted signature trapezoidal grille, the Tourneo Courier demonstrates the dynamic character of Ford’s global design language, both outside and inside, where bold graphics complement superior quality and high levels of craftsmanship.
The Tourneo Courier’s twin rear sliding doors provide best-in-class access, while 60/40 split folding rear seats offer outstanding space and flexibility. Smart stowage features include an adjustable package tray in the luggage area with multiple height positions; a “mega-centre” console capable of storing A4 documents and small laptops; overhead stowage; and a storage drawer under the driver’s seat.
A unique device dock in the centre of the instrument panel enables occupants to store, mount and charge mobile devices including phones and satnavs.
The range will also offer Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance, Ford SYNC AppLink, Rear View Camera, Easy Fuel, and Speed Limiter; and a class-leading range of safety features, including side thorax airbags, curtain airbags, knee airbags and second-row seat belt minders.
Highly-efficient diesel and petrol engines target best-in-class fuel economy, with the option of Auto-Start-Stop on all units. Customers can choose between 1.5-litre (75 PS) and 1.6-litre (95 PS) Duratorq TDCi diesels, and the remarkable 100 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, the “International Engine of the Year” 2012.
The Tourneo Courier is scheduled for launch in spring 2014, and will be produced at an all-new facility within the Ford Otosan plant in Kocaeli, Turkey.
Benefit for driver
The 7-seat Grand Tourneo Connect makes its European debut in Geneva, displayed alongside the five-seat Tourneo Connect.
The driver benefits from the latest Ford driver assistance features and interior technologies. Tourneo Connect is the first in its class to offer Active City Stop, and features Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance, Rear View Camera, and adaptive cornering fog lamps.
Inside the spacious and versatile cabin, the Tourneo Connect offers outstanding practicality for active families, with sliding rear doors, highly flexible seating and a host of smart stowage areas including aircraft-style overhead lockers above the rear seats.
The 7-seat Tourneo Grand offers first-in-class fold-flat seating, enabling customers to fold both second- and third-row seats to create a huge, flat luggage space area. The front passenger seat can also be folded to allow extra-long items such as flat-pack furniture to be easily carried.
The Tourneo Connect targets best-in-class fuel economy by offering a choice of highly efficient diesel and petrol engines, and Ford ECOnetic Technology features including Auto-Start-Stop and an Active Grille Shutter system.
The powertrain lineup in Europe includes the 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel with a choice of 75, 95 and 115 PS versions, and the 100 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, plus a version of the acclaimed 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine available with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Tourneo Connect is based on the global C-segment platform shared by vehicles including the Focus and all-new Kuga/Escape. The 5-seat model has an overall length of 4.42 metres, while the 7-seat Grand Tourneo Connect has a 400 mm longer wheelbase and an overall length of 4.82 metres.
Both will go on sale in Europe at the end of 2013.
The Tourneo Custom
The dynamic new Tourneo Custom, launched last year, delivers ultimate space and versatility, offering generous accommodation for up to nine occupants and their luggage. Now on sale across Europe, the new model broke new ground in its segment as the first vehicle to achieve the maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.
The all-new interior is constructed with high quality materials, and is available in a choice of eight- or nine-seat configurations. The seats in the two rear seating rows are a new design that can be easily folded into multiple configurations and removed in segments or completely – offering more than 30 seating permutations.
Two vehicle length options are available, with overall lengths of 4.97 metres and 5.34 metres; the longer model provides extra luggage space behind the third seat row. All versions come with twin side sliding doors as standard and a wide-opening tailgate.
The powertrain is an improved version of Ford’s latest 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine that combines outstanding performance and refinement with exceptional fuel efficiency. Three power ratings are available: 100 PS, 125 PS and 155 PS; featuring a six-speed manual transmission and standard Auto-Start-Stop, the powertrain delivers class-leading fuel consumption of 6.5 l/100 km (43.5 mpg) and 172 g/km CO2 emission
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.